Konica Minolta



Autoscan Spectrophotometer FD-9

The Konica Minolta FD-9 Autoscan Spectrophotometer is the ideal tool for print colour management, combining speed, accuracy, ease-of-use and versatility.




Illumination/viewing system

45°a: 0°(annular illumination) *1

Conforms to CIE No. 15, ISO 7724/1, DIN5033 Teil 7, ASTM E 1164 and JIS Z. 8722 Condition A for reflectance measurements.

Spectral separation device

Concave grating

Wavelength range

380 ~ 730 nm

Wavelength pitch

10 nm

Half bandwidth

Approx. 10 nm

Measurement area

Approx. Ø 3 mm

Light source


Measurement range

Reflectance: 0 to 150%

Short-term repeatability

Colorimetric: Within σΔ E00 0.05 (Without polarization filter)

* Under Konica Minolta test conditions where a white calibration plate is measured 30 times at 10- second intervals after white calibration

Inter-instrument agreement

Within E00 0.3 (Average of 12 BCRA Series II colour tiles compared to values measured with a master body under Konica Minolta standard conditions; without polarization filter)

Measurement time

Approx. 4 min per 1,500 patches
*Konica Minolta measurement conditions*3

Output item Spectral reflectance

Measurement conditions *2

M0 (A), M1 (D50) , M2 (A + UV filter), C, ID50, D65, ID65, F2, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12, User-defined light source

Backing condition White backing, compliant with ISO13655


USB2.0, 10Base-T/100Base-TX


Specified AC adapter (Input: AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz; Output: DC 24 V, 5 A)


FD-9 only: W716 x D251 x H159 mm
Auto Sheet Feeder: W601 x D1,158
(when tray is open) x H245 mm


FD-9 only: Approx. 10.5 kg

Operating temperature/
humidity range

10 to 35°C, 30 to 85% relative humidity with no condensation

Storage temperature/humidity

0 to 45°C, 0 to 85% relative humidity with no condensation

Standard accessories

AC adapter, USB cable, Measurement Utility software FD-S2w

Optional accessory

Auto Sheet Feeder FD-A09


Measurable Chart Specifications


45 ~ 330mm


170 ~ 1500 mm


0.05 ~ 0.45 mm

Smallest patch size

6×6 mm

Maximum patches per sheet


Main specifications of the Software FD-S2w

Operating environment
OS Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.9-10.10
CPU 1 GHz or faster processor
Memory 1 GB or more (32 bit)/
2 GB or more (64 bit)
Hard disk At least 8 GB of available disk space
Display Display unit capable of showing at least 1,024 x 768 dots
Interface USB 2.0, 10Base-T/100Base-TX
Compatible instruments FD-9
FD-7/CL-500A (Readout only for user-defined light source)
Features Chart creation, chart measurement, measurement data display, measurement file output, QR code creation
Displayed measurement data Spectral reflectance, colorimetric value, density
Measurement conditions *2
M0 (A), M1 (D50) , M2 (A + UV filter), C, ID50, D65, ID65, F2, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12, User-defined light source
Illuminants A, C, D50, ID50, D65, ID65, F2, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12, A + UV filter, User-defined light source
Observers 2° or 10° Standard Observer
Colour spaces L*a*b*, L*C*h, XYZ
PC supported languages English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified)
Output format CxF3: ISO17972-1:2015
CGATS: ISO28178:2009 (ANSI CGATS-17)
FD-S2w original format (csv/tsv)

*1  Unidirectional illumination for wavelengths of 400 nm and below
*2  M0, M1 and M2 are lighting conditions contained in ISO13655 “4.2.2 Illumination requirements and measurement conditions.”
*3  Chart size: A3, Patch size: 6 x 6 mm, Patch layout: 47 rows x 32 columns